Free governor webinar on effective safeguarding – Friday 18 October 2019

This week I report on a free governor webinar on effective safeguarding, publication of the results of the Early Years Foundation Stage profile and provisional KS4 data for 2018/19.

Free Governors for Schools webinar on effective safeguarding on 24/10/19
Statutory safeguarding guidance for schools has recently been updated. This webinar provided by Governors for Schools on Thursday 24 October 2019 from 8 to 9 a.m. will set out what has changed, and how governors can make sure their school remains compliant.  It will also explore emerging themes and challenges in safeguarding and consider how governors can gain assurance that their school is addressing these.

The webinar will be facilitated by governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn of Better Governor. It will include live opinion polls and the opportunity to ask questions.  Please use this link to register.

EYFS profile for 2018/19
Yesterday the Government published the Early Years Foundation Stage profile results for 2018/19.  The information details the:

  • percentage of children achieving each assessment rating in the early learning goals
  • percentage of children achieving at least the expected level in the prime areas of learning and in the specific areas of literacy and mathematics (a good level of development)
  • average total points score across all the early learning goals (the supporting measure)
  • percentage of children achieving at least the expected level within the communication and language, and literacy areas of learning

Provisional KS4 data for 2018/19
The Government released provisional Key Stage 4 data yesterday that reveals how schools have fared in headline accountability measures. The data includes figures on progress and attainment 8 measures, and also provides an update on EBacc figures.